Vishal Harnal

The Insiders' Guide - Lessons Learnt from Investing in Over 200 Startups Across South-East Asia
Vishal Harnal

Vishal Harnal

The Insiders' Guide - Lessons Learnt from Investing in Over 200 Startups Across South-East Asia

Biography

Vishal Harnal helps you to find the best investing opportunities using the experience of the world’s largest early stage start-up fund 500 Startups.

Vishal Harnal is a Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital firm and accelerator based in Silicon Valley with US$250M under his management. 500 Startups is the world’s most active early-stage investor with a portfolio of over 1,600 companies across 50 countries.

Vishal Harnal is based in Singapore where he leads and scales 500 Startups’ investments, expertise and operations across South-East Asia. In two years, the South-East Asia focused 500 Durians fund has invested in over 115 of the region’s most talented, passionate founders and promising, high-growth startups including flagships Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak, KFit and 99.co.

Prior to joining 500 Startups, Vishal was a lawyer at Asia-Pacific’s top law firm Drew & Napier, practicing dispute resolution. In that role, he represented and advised conglomerates and governments on some of the world’s most complex, high-stake and sensitive commercial and political issues and disputes.

While in law school, Vishal founded a social enterprise mentoring students in persuasive speech and critical thinking. It transformed his passion for education and advocacy into a scalable and profitable business, which has left a generation of confident and lucid communicators as its legacy.

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